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Athlete of the Week - September 28th, 2022

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Liberty

Cross Country

Ben Smith led the Liberty boys cross country team to victory at the Cougar Challenge at Catoctin High School. Despite missing 3 of their top 7 runners, the junior ran a gutsy race to finish in 17:41 and help the Lions squad best the host Cougars by 12 points.
Cali Kalishek

Cali Kalishek

Cali Kalishek is a senior captain for the South Carroll girls volleyball team, and was instrumental in a pair of wins over Walkersville and Winters Mill. A solid leader at libero, she had 34 digs over the two matches, and added 7 service aces and 3 kills.
A.J. Rodrigues

A.J. Rodrigues

South Carroll

Football

A.J. Rodrigues rushed 24 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns in South Carroll’s 23-13 win over Manchester Valley. The senior also picked off a pass as the Cavaliers football team remained perfect at 4-0.
Caleb Blum

Caleb Blum

South Carroll

Football

Senior MLB Caleb Blum was a large contributor on defense as the Cavaliers picked up their 4th straight win. Caleb had 12 total tackles, including 4 tackles for loss and a sack.

Athlete of the Week - September 21st, 2022

Emily Trail

Emily Trail

South Carroll

Volleyball

Senior captain Emily Trail led the South Carroll volleyball team in kills and digs during two matches. In victories over Manchester Valley and Westminster, the outside hitter combined for 18 kills and 32 digs, and in the words of her coach “embodies what South Carroll volleyball is all about.”
Drew Watkins

Drew Watkins

Francis Scott Key

Field Hockey

Drew Watkins, a defender on the Francis Scott Key field hockey team, scored her first-ever hat trick and added an assist as the Eagles defeated St. James 12-0. Her coach points to the hustle, hard work, and determination that makes the junior the leader of the defense.

Athlete of the Week - September 14th, 2022

Rose Larner

Rose Larner

Liberty

Soccer

Rose Larner scored six goals and added two assists for the Liberty girls soccer team. The junior striker is known as a technical player with the ability to turn and shoot from anywhere on the field.
Andy Schneider

Andy Schneider

Westminster

Football

Senior MLB Andy Schneider had a fumble recovery and made 15 tackles in the Owls’ 44-28 victory over Linganore. Five of his tackles resulted in lost yardage, including a huge 4th and short situation late in the game.
Molly Thomas

Molly Thomas

Westminster

Volleyball

Molly Thomas plays libero for the Westminster volleyball team. She had 23 serve receives, 10 digs, and 5 assists, all without an error, as the Owls defeated Linganore 3 sets to 1 in their debut match. The sophomore’s positivity, communication, and drive all contributed to the comeback win.

Athlete of the Week - September 7th, 2022

Katelyn Boyer

Katelyn Boyer

Francis Scott Key

Field Hockey

Katelyn Boyer led the FSK field hockey team in a 9-0 season-opening win over Hammond. The four-year starter scored 3 goals and added 2 assists.
Hannah Toth

Hannah Toth

Westminster

Cross Country

Hannah Toth, a senior cross country runner for Westminster, won the 16-team Seahawk Invitational over the three-mile course at South River High School. She outpaced 133 other runners by over 20 seconds to claim the title.
Kyrece Walker

Kyrece Walker

Westminster

Football

In Westminster’s 33-0 season-opening victory over South River, Kyrece Walker was 18 of 21 through the air for 165 yards with a touchdown, and registered another score while rushing 10 times for 75 yards.